International Foundation for Electoral System - IFES Training Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

International Foundation for Electoral System - IFES Training Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Training Consultant is expected to provide technical and operation support to the National Election Board of Ethiopia (hereinafter ‘NEBE’) on a range of issues including development and execution of an effective training strategy to support the success of the upcoming Ethiopia general elections.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support in the design and implementation of training activities on electoral administration, electoral legal framework, and the overall electoral process;

  • Support the development and execution of an effective training strategy and training materials targeting election officials at various levels based on approved workplan(s), budgeting, and other relevant framework;

  • Coordinate with NEBE implementing partners to plan for and facilitate the implementation of training activities, including at the regional level;

  • Support the identification of training centers and distribution of invitations to training participants;

  • Support the appointment of trainers, gather information of trainees and monitor and assist in the overall training process;

  • Support the gathering of information of personnel needed for voter registration, voting and other electoral processes; as well as gather details of the timeline and type of training;

  • Support the development and improvement of training manuals, and assist in their translation into the relevant local languages;
  • support the preparation of relevant training documents and materials for use by trainers;

  • Assist in the recruitment of election officials, and ensure that sufficient training is provided on voters registration, candidate registration, voting and counting, and results announcement;

  • Participate in forums tied to electoral training administration; closely monitor training strategies from the experiences of other countries and contribute to the enhancement of the overall training strategy and process;

  • Maintain crucial training documents which track progress, file all documents in an appropriate database, ensure that all documents
    are accurate and have been accepted by the supervisor;

  • Identify any potential issues or risks that could affect any training plan, communicate these items with the supervisor, and work to identify potential solutions;

  • Closely monitor the training schedule, monitoring deadlines for each training task, raise potential delays with the supervisor;

  • Ensure that branding, marking, and reporting expectations are well planned and met;

  • Other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements

    Skills & Specifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;

  • The ability to complete tasks with limited supervision;

  • Demonstrated ability to operate well in a collaborative and cooperative environment;

  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and address matters with integrity;

  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality;

  • Excellent reporting and document handling skills;

  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.

    Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Political Science, Communications, International Relations or related area required;

  • Minimum of SIX (6) years relevant work experience required; Experience working with projects supported by international NGOs on implementation of international technical assistance programs considered a plus;

  • Demonstrated professional experience & knowledge in training and facilitation required;

  • Demonstrated knowledge & professional experience in election administration preferred;

  • Demonstrated professional experience in drafting training plan, manuals and other materials in Amharic and English preferred;

  • Training/facilitation skill/qualification is an advantage;

  • Familiarity with Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training or electoral legal framework a plus;

  • Proficiency in Word, Power Point, Outlook and Excel.

    Language Skills

  • Fluency in English and Amharic required.
  • Fluency in other local languages a plus.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applied applicant should apply through the email below

  • Please state the subject line of your email As "Training Consultant "

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